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‘The MEG’ Devours The Box Office

The MegWarner Bros.’ The Meg blew past all expectations in its North American debut over the weekend, swimming to $44.5 million from 4,118 theaters. The shark pic marks Warner Bros.’ biggest domestic opening of the year so far, while debuting to $96.8 million overseas for a global bite of $141.3 million, supplanting Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One ($41.8 million) and Ocean’s 8 ($41.6 million).

The top 12 movies of the weekend, as of Sunday, August 12, are as follows: